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Mora County

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Some people feed bears just for the photo op

    So there I was, visiting with my Optic compadres, friends when suddenly the whole press and production staff flew out the front door. Someone shouted “There’s a bear in the tree” and there was a bear in a tree, across the tree, in a big fir tree. The game wardens tranquilized him, and turned him loose in distant mountains.

  • Learning experience
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 1, 2015

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora High School baseball vs. Cimarron, double header, home
    4 p.m. — Mora High School softball vs. Raton JV, double header, away

    Saturday
    11 a.m. — Mora High School softball vs. Wakatowa, double header, away
    3 p.m. — Mora Middle School baseball vs. McCurdy, home

    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Mora High School baseball vs. Questa, home
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Annual Transition/Health Fair, Joseph Montoya Gym

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Hippies of ‘70s found life harsh in wilderness

    A friend came by to borrow a book from my overloaded bookcase in my living room. There was an aged newspaper clipping in the book, so I sent the book home with him and I finally decided to check out this bit of newspaper memorabilia.

    The book is from my parents’ collection and from my big Valmora house bookshelf, a sort of timeline about New Mexico history.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: North of Dalbey was just pasture

    Seems as how when I happen to visit with folks I know here, around our Las Vegas, they have opinions. Opinions about our Meadow City and its growth or decline, depending on how one defines the life or possibly the decline of a town.

    Sixty years ago, big boss Jim and I lived on Dalbey Drive for a year or so, until we could move into the house we were building out near Montezuma. What an experience that was, particularly for me! I grew up in the Valmora Sanatorium hospital complex, with three meals a day served in the big dining room there.

  • Cleaning up Mora
  • In Brief - Mora - April 17, 2015

    Las Vegas Optic
    Archery winners announced
    On Saturday, the Mora Youth Hunter Education Club hosted a youth archery tourney at the baseball field at Mora High School. Despite the low turnout at the event, organizer Jack Rains said attendees had a great time learning the art and skills of archery.
    Participants were divided by age group and gender into compound bow or traditional bow competitions.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 17, 2015

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Mora High School baseball vs. Cimarron, away
    3 p.m. — Mora High School softball vs. Tucumcari, double header, home
    3:30 p.m. — Mora School Board meeting

    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Community-wide clean-up, meet at Southwest Capital Bank or area fire departments. For more information, call Duane at 575-387-2800.

    Thursday
    4 p.m. — Mora High School softball vs. Jemez, away

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Doc: ‘I’ve been dying since 1924’

    The three-part series on the history of cancer caught my eye and I watched the whole six hours of the program with interest, to say the least. I remember my doctor father talking about the early days of his long medical profession, so I dug up an article written about him in 1985. His story almost parallels the story, the devastation of cancer a century ago.

  • Students design posters for community cleanup

    Get ready to roll up your sleeves and beautify Mora County.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 a community-wide cleanup will take place along Highway 518 and other county roads.

    Event organizer Duane Freeman said many entities have partnered to make this year’s cleanup a success, including the Mora Mountain Mamas and the New Mexico Department of Transportation.